Deontic contexts and the interpretation of disjunction in legal discourse

Autor(en): Aher, Martin
Stichwörter: deontic; free choice; inquisitive semantics; Language & Linguistics; legal language; Linguistics; WTO
Erscheinungsdatum: 2013
Herausgeber: UNIV TORONTO PRESS INC
Journal: CANADIAN JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS-REVUE CANADIENNE DE LINGUISTIQUE
Volumen: 58
Ausgabe: 1
Startseite: 13+
Zusammenfassung: 
This study investigates the interpretation of or in legal texts, focusing on two puzzles: ``inclusive/exclusive'' or and ``free choice permission''. The study first examines various examples of or in American court cases described by Solan and the ``and/or'' rule that he describes. It then turns to occurrences of or in a different legal domain, that of the World Trade Organization, giving a brief introduction to the WTO dispute mechanism and its principles of interpretation before examining these occurrences of or. The study then introduces the inquisitive semantics framework as a way to account for these occurrences, offering an analysis of the inclusive/exclusive or and free choice or puzzles and of the interaction of or with obligation, permission, and negation more generally.
ISSN: 00084131

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